Competition: US & Canada
Brendan Nyhan is the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. His research focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care. Nyhan has been named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and a Belfer Fellow by the Anti-Defamation League and was given the Emerging Scholar Award for the top scholar in the field within 10 years of their Ph.D. by the American Political Science Association’s section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior. Nyhan received his Ph.D. from Duke University and previously served as Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Nyhan is also a co-founder of Bright Line Watch, a watchdog group that monitors the status of American democracy, and a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times. He was previously a media critic for Columbia Journalism Review and a founder and editor of Spinsanity, a non-partisan watchdog of political spin that was syndicated in Salon and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He co-authored All the President’s Spin, a New York Times bestseller that Amazon named one of the best political books of 2004.